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Susan J. Baker

Dr. Susan Baker

Susan Baker

Professor of Art History

Office: N1053
713-226-5298
bakers@uhd.edu

Susan J. Baker is Professor of Art History at UHD. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Kansas, and is an expert in modern American painting between the Wars. Her minor in graduate school was in Baroque art. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in art history. Dr. Baker has taught surveys of art from the Renaissance to the present, as well as courses in American art, 19th century art, Modern art, Baroque art, and Contemporary art. She has recently published on the work of American painter George Tooker, Mark Rothko, and Pablo Picasso. Dr. Baker also serves as curator for the O’Kane Gallery and has been awarded several Houston Arts Alliance grants worth thousands of dollars to support exhibitions.

Ph.D., Art History, University of Kansas

  • ​ART 1302  History of Art:  Renaissance to the Present
  • ART 3302  History of Modern Art
  • ART 3304  Contemporary Art
  • ART 3309  Baroque Art
  • ART 3322  History of North American Art
  • ART 3339 History of Medieval Art
  • ART 3340  Gendar and Art

​Dr. Susan J. Baker is Associate Professor of Art History at UHD. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Kansas, and is an expert in modern American painting between the Wars. Her minor in graduate school was in Baroque art. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in art history. Dr. Baker has taught surveys of art from the Renaissance to the present, as well as courses in American art, 19th century art, Modern art, Baroque art, and Contemporary art. She has recently published on the work of American painter George Tooker, Mark Rothko, and Pablo Picasso. Dr. Baker also serves as curator for the O'Kane Gallery and has been awarded several Houston Arts Alliance grants worth thousands of dollars to support exhibitions.

Susan J. Baker.  "Celestina and Other Old Salacious Allusions in George Tooker's Toilette," Interdisciplinary Humanities, Fall 2014. 

Diane F. Baker and Susan J. Baker.  "To "Catch the Sparkling Glow":  A Canvas for Creativity for the Management Classroom." Academy of Management Learning Journal, December 2012, Volume 11, number 4. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amle.2010.0003

Susan J. Baker.  "A Duel with Fernando de Rojas: Picasso's Celestina Prints." Janus Head, 2009, Volume II, Issue 2. http://janushead.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Baker.pdf.

Susan J. Baker.  "Naked Boys, Desiring Women: Male Beauty in Modern Art and Photography," in Steven Davis and Maglina Lubovich, eds. Hunks, Hotties, and Pretty Boys: 20th Century Representations of Male Beauty, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 

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